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Boga: 'I don't regret leaving Chelsea'

Former Chelsea youth star, Jeremie Boga has opened up about why he decided to leave Chelsea for Sassuolo, who paid £4m for his services si...

Former Chelsea youth star, Jeremie Boga has opened up about why he decided to leave Chelsea for Sassuolo, who paid £4m for his services six months ago.

"I came to Chelsea at the age of 12, as their scouts spotted me in a small Marseille club,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport

“It was very tough, those first two years, going from the seaside of Marseille to the fog of London. The food was a serious problem too, as I went from having cereal to breakfast to a plate of eggs and bacon. It was impossible to digest.

“My teammates in the Chelsea youth team were Tammy Abraham, who is now the centre-forward of the senior squad, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Charly Musonda… we won the UEFA Youth League and the U21 Premier League.

“Every now and then, I wonder if I should’ve waited longer for my chance at Chelsea, but I had to play regularly and I was behind Hazard, Pedro and Willian in the pecking order. It’s not that they were better than me, but they were ahead in the hierarchy.

“No, I have no regrets. Antonio Conte didn’t talk to me very much. When he gave me my debut against Burnley, all he said was: ‘It’s your turn.’”

Chelsea inserted a buy-back clause in his contract which is set at £4m, exactly the same amount they sold him. Considering that his value has substantially increased at Sassuolo, Chelsea are expected to activate the clause in the future.

2 comments

  1. Will choose him over overrated wilf Zaha

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  2. Pls Chelsea sign him, ziyche, zaha, and ake back

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